# What is OpenCore?
This is a sophisticated boot loader used to inject and patch data in memory, instead of on disk. This means we're able to get near-native experience on many unsupported Macs.
- We recommend viewing the OpenCore Patcher Terminology Page if you have questions
- For troubleshooting, join the OpenCore Patcher Paradise Discord Server (opens new window) and see our Troubleshooting Page
# How do I get started?
- The first step of ensuring whether your model is supported is checking here: